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Nice cafes in Brighton?

alexthepink Mar 2, 2010 06:21 AM

I'm looking for nice little cafes to pop into for a snack/slice of cake/coffee. Does anyone have any recommendations? The quirkier the better!
Thanks in advance

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    DollyDagger RE: alexthepink Mar 2, 2010 07:57 AM

    The Graphic Foodie (lovely Brighton lady & food blogger) has reviewed some cute patisseries and cafes. Cocoa might hit the spot?


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      stanleyk RE: DollyDagger Mar 2, 2010 08:02 AM

      Excellent little tea shop I visited recently calle dthe Marwood


      Lots of mismatching furniture, art on wall etc. Very good cup of tea and the barista looked like he knew his way around the coffee machine too, although can't vouch for that

    2. PhilD RE: alexthepink Mar 2, 2010 10:40 AM

      I would head to the North Lanes and wander around and explore. There are lots of little places that are interesting.

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        Harters RE: PhilD Mar 2, 2010 01:27 PM

        I second a wander round the Lanes. Yes, it can get touristy but if it's quirky the OP is after, this is almost certainly best bet.

      2. zuriga1 RE: alexthepink Mar 2, 2010 10:04 PM

        Besides the Lanes, there are some nice bakeries up towards the Hove area. I'm sorry I don't have a name, but we have a violin maker friend who lives there, and I've found some good cakes and things on trips there... along the main street that leads into Brighton itself.

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          Harters RE: zuriga1 Mar 3, 2010 01:58 AM

          IIRC, that street is a damn nuisance. Took me ages to find a restaurant. It has the same name all the way from Brighton to Hove - but restarts its numbering at some point.

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            alexthepink RE: Harters Mar 3, 2010 03:20 AM

            Thanks everyone, will definitely try Cocoa and the Marwood. Also heard good things about the Mock Turtle, choccywoccydoodah and Bill's.

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              zuriga1 RE: Harters Mar 3, 2010 07:14 AM

              Oh, dear. If you ask me, this country has the worst signage (especially airports) of anyplace I've ever been!

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